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  • What are the worlds we are creating through play? Play gives us permission to explore our collective imagination in experimental ways. What are the narratives in our games? How does play and the way we design it help generate the future? How are we creating rule systems in relationship to our bodies, traumas, histories, and cultures? Exploring the ways that interactive narrative and technology entangle us within tapestry of our world, this talk asks how we can rethink our creative work and lives to generate a world worth living in.

    Phoenix Perry creates embodied games and installations. Her work brings people together to explore their impact on each other and the environment. As an advocate for women in game development, she founded Code Liberation Foundation. Presently, she leads an MSc in Creative Computing at UAL. Since 1996, she has exhibited in a range of cultural venues and game events including Somerset House, Wellcome Collection, Lincoln Center, GDC, A Maze, and Indiecade. She owned Devotion Gallery in Brooklyn, NY from 2009 - 2014. Devotion generated dialogue between art, technology, and scientific research.

    This event will be online via Zoom, and tickets will be Pay-What-You-Wish.

    The suggested price for this talk is $15. Refunds up to 24 hours before the event. Event page with Zoom link will become available 1 hour before the event begins. Recording will be available to ticket holders for a minimum of 30 days after the event.

    As with all NYC Resistor events, this one is governed by our Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct can be found at

  • Overview:

    Creating an Employee Resource Group (ERG) can be confusing, especially if you’re new to it. It may seem easy to start one, but there’s a lot to consider before you ever have your first meeting. SGO Facilitator Kia Rivera will talk about the importance of ERGs, best practices to set your ERG up for success, and suggestions for ways to keep it thriving after that first meeting.

    Learning Goals:

    • Build a business case for ERGs within your organization
    • Discuss how to start an ERG
    • Use frameworks to develop a plan to start and successfully run an ERG
    • Describe how to measure the success of your ERGs

    About the Facilitator:

    Kia Rivera is passionate about all things grounded in community and equity. She has extensive experience in DEI spaces in both Higher Education and Corporate spaces. As a facilitator Kia believes in the power of storytelling and building community. She uses these tools when facilitating because she believes that when stories are shared and community is built that is when we do the deepest learning.

    Kia received her Masters in Higher Education Administration from Suffolk University, and earned her BA in History from Lasell University. When she’s not trying to change systems, she can be found hanging out with her dog and wife, gaming, or enjoying the outdoors either on a hike or on a run.

    NY Tech Talks showcase incredibly talented founders and leaders in the NY tech community and beyond. Whether we look to fill an auditorium or a fireside setting, we love sitting down with each founder and engaging in a candid and intimate conversation.
    We ask founders everything from what inspired them, the ups and downs of their journey as well as questions that enable attendees to know them on a personal level.

    The Founder Spotlight, is a series within NY Tech Talks, focused on women founders. We know that women founders receive just 2% of early stage funding; the women at our events have gone against the odds to create transformative tech and dynamic
    companies, including ones that support aging parents, use robotics in farming and reimagine the way we educate and prepare students for the future. We celebrate their success and look to them to inspire future women founders.


    Dr. Eugenia Steingold, Chief Science Officer, Jelikalite.

    On Wednesday, December 14, 12pm ET, we'll welcome Dr. Eugenia Steingold for our next founder spotlight! 

    About Dr. Eugenia Steingold

    Psychology is my life long passion.

    In my Practice, I work with a variety of people.  I love helping people suffering from mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar), Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorders (people who have flashbacks and nightmares from a recent or distant traumatic experience), I also help couples and parents. 

    I worked with a variety of population. I started my clinical practice by working with elderly people (including those who were dying), which helped me develop deep understanding of what is truly important in life. I worked with young children (starting 2 years old), which helped me develop deep understanding of the connection between our childhood and our adult lives (you are the baby you were, and your childhood continues to affect you even if you have forgotten parts of it or even all of it).  Presently, I work with adults, children and families focusing on coping with previous traumatic experience, uncovering potential for change and growth and self-acceptance. I studied Cognition (how people think and make decisions) in Princeton University, where I completed a doctoral program.

    My main discovery in Princeton was that our thinking is almost always irrational (especially under stress) and our choices are almost never optimal and bring about best possible outcomes.  My thesis was specifically about that - how people are often irrational in their thinking and fail to make choices that are best for them. I did a series of experiments that demonstrated that point. Of course, I was not the only one. Many amazing scientists study limitations of human thinking and ways to overcome them, most notably Dr. Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, who pioneered that work.

    I studied Child Development in Harvard University, where I completed my Postdoctoral Training. My main discovery in Harvard was that we come in this world equipped with a variety of tools and faculties and even innate knowledge that help us to learn, discover, and grow. Our potential is truly mind blowing!  

    Before fancy schools like Princeton and Harvard I went State University of New York in Stony Brook.  My main discovery there was that I love people and their stories.  Nothing fascinates me more! And it is frustrating to me when people get stuck and their stories no longer develop in the best possible way. 

    After I finished my schooling, I decided that I don't want to be a scientist but rather my true passion is helping people to get un-stuck.   My ultimate emotional reward is to see my clients breaking through their traumas and negative patterns. 

    About Jelikalite

    Autism is a serious developmental disease that lasts a lifetime. The rates of autism continue to rise, the cause of the disease remains unknown and there is no cure. We believe that children on the autism spectrum can lead fulfilling and productive lives. That is why JelikaLite is developing Cognilum, an integrative solution with focus on pediatric neurological health using non-invasive novel therapies. Cognilum will enable children to integrate into society, parents to receive a home-based personalized cost-effective treatment while having a better quality of life, therapists to track progress and efficacy of existing interventions, and both payors and government to spend less money on special education and lifelong residential care. Cognilum may provide benefits that may be difficult to measure with money alone, yet society will bear the ultimate expenses if nothing continues to be done about the millions of children with autism and other neurological disorders who are unable to integrate into society.


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  • With nearly 200,000 attendees, 2200 exhibitors, and dozens of high-profile announcements, CES is the defining tech event of the year. It also provides an incredibly hectic week for attending journalists. (Not to mention their PR counterparts!)

    In this panel, we'll speak with veteran CES reporters who set the tone for coverage each year, including:

    • Eric Savitz, Associate Editor for Technology at Barron's
    • Jennifer Jolly, Personal Technology Columnist for USA Today and The New York Times
    • Mike Prospero, U.S. Editor in Chief of Tom's Guide

    As usual, this will be a 45-minute virtual panel on Zoom followed by a 15-minute audience Q&A, conducted via chat.

    We hope you can make it and we look forward to seeing everyone!


  • 2023 Tech Skills Forecast

    2023 is fast approaching and with it comes new skills to capitalize on. So, whether you’re interested in pursuing opportunities in Coding, UX Design, or Data, we’ve got you covered. In this one-hour webinar, real industry experts will guide you through the hottest trends in technology, so you can hit the ground running in the new year.


    • Understand the most in-demand skills in Coding, UX Design and Data
    • Learn how emerging tech and economic trends will shape the future of work
    • Get hot tips for staying competitive in today’s job market

    About the Panel

    *** More speakers to come! ***

    Lead Instructor, User Experience Design Immersive

    Nick Anderson is a designer and educator based in Denver. Recognized as a leading expert in the field of Design, Nick has been chosen to serve as a subject matter expert at industry conferences and other thought leadership events on behalf of GA, including events for Adobe, Google, and Barkley's Rocket Science Initiative.

    Nick’s passion project is working as Co-Founder and Senior Lead Dad to his daughters Quinn & Maggie, alongside his wife Katy and their two cats Gin and Tonic.

    Software Engineering Manager, DoorDash

    Nathan Miranda is a Software Engineering Manager at DoorDash, where he leads the Pickup/Hyperlocal team. In addition, Nathan teaches frontend engineering courses at General Assembly and is a VC Fellow at Laconia Capital. Nathan has been in the software engineering industry for 7 years, and was a dual music and computer science major in his undergraduate years. In his free time, Nathan likes to continue making music - both of the acoustic and electronic variety - running, and swimming.

  • Use Those Guts!: Building From Salvaged Components

    • Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 06:00 PM
    • NYC Resistor
    • $40.00 USD

    Your victory is complete! You've wrested scores of motors, buttons, sensors and switches from the innards of scavenged e-waste. But how do we actually use all these gears, belts, pumps, speakers, and other mechanical and electrical doodads?

    During this class we'll demonstrate how to make use of all the random components we've acquired. We'll learn how to identify and wire up different types of motors, sensors, and switches, how to reuse gears and timing belts, and how to make things that move and beep and glow! At the end of the class we'll collaborate to make a simple trash robot that, if not exactly useful, should be at least endearing.

    This class with be taught by Adam Mayer. Adam is a longtime NYCR member who has been disassembling and resurrecting old equipment for a decade and a half. He has a stack of inkjet printers in his home that is as tall as he is.

    This is a follow up to his popular Grab the Guts: Salvaging Electronic Parts from Street Trash class, but works as a stand-alone.

    N95 masks are required.

    As with all NYC Resistor events, this class is 18+ and governed by our Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct, as well as accessibility information, can be found at

    Please note that refunds must be requested 72 hours in advance. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

  • Build Your Own Smart LED Fairy Lights

    • Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 03:00 PM
    • NYC Resistor
    • $85.00 USD

    Is it really the holiday season without a lot of gaudy fairy lights?

    In this workshop, you will build your own smart fairy lights with 100 multicolor LEDs. You will learn how to use an ESP32 microcontroller module as the brains of the system, and will connect a microphone to it to make your lights react to music. You will install the WLED firmware onto the microcontroller, configure it, and control it with your phone, computer, or smart home system. 10 seats are available, and we will end with a concert with all the fairy lights and the hackerspace's lights synchronized.

    No previous experience in programming or electronics is necessary. Knowing how to solder will help, but if you've never done it before, you will learn how. The class fee includes all electronics and materials. Please bring your own laptop and a micro-usb cable.

    This class will be taught by NYC Resistor member, Guillaume.

    N95 masks are required.

    As with all NYC Resistor events, this class is 18+ and governed by our Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct, as well as accessibility information, can be found at

    Please note that refunds must be requested 72 hours in advance. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

  • Overview:

    Layoffs seem to be everywhere these days, whether you’re experiencing a layoff or if you’ve had to let people go. In this webinar we’ll discuss how to manage a compassionate layoff in the unfortunate event that you’re in the position of having to make workplace reductions. We’ll review best practices for handling this experience with empathy and care, along with considerations for in-person vs. virtual layoffs.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Be able to define what a compassionate layoff means
    • Give examples of how to hold space and care for laid-off employees
    • Review best practices and planning for managers conducting layoffs

    About the Facilitator:

    Felicia Jadczak is Co-Founder, Co-CEO, and Head of Training at She+ Geeks Out. Felicia is a recognized speaker and consultant in the diversity, equity and inclusion field. She has extensive and personal experience with leadership, innovation, women in the workforce, the multiracial experience, and disability. Prior to co-founding SGO, she worked in the technology industry for over ten years, providing strategic guidance and programming for ERGs, DEI councils, and C-suite members. In 2016 she pivoted to focus solely on She+ Geeks Out, where she oversees SGO’s DEI programming and facilitation team.

    Felicia received a BA in Comparative Literature (French, English) from Haverford College. She received an MBA and a Masters in Information Systems (with honors) from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. She also completed Georgetown University’s Certificate in Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Management.

  • The metaverse is the buzzword of the year, but what does it really mean for marketers? With all the big investments made in the metaverse, analysts predict it could be a multi-trillion-dollar market within a decade, but all that should matter for marketers is whether such technologies can help you reach your target audiences and achieve your business goals. This talk will dissect the hype, show you a slew of examples of what brands are doing in the metaverse, and offer pointers for how to make sense of what's coming.

    Speaker Bio:

    David Berkowitz is the SVP of Corporate Marketing & Communications at Mediaocean, the mission-critical platform for omnichannel advertising. Prior roles include leading marketing and strategy for video production marketplace Storyhunter, social listening firm Sysomos, Publicis agency MRY, and Dentsu agency 360i. He has contributed more than 600 columns to outlets such as Advertising Age, MediaPost, VentureBeat, and Adweek, and he has spoken at more than 350 events globally. He founded and runs the 3,000-member Serial Marketers community, launched the $CMO creator coin on, and when he's not living in the metaverse, he lives in NYC with his daughter and two cats.

  • DeveloperWeek 2023

    DeveloperWeek 2023 – the world's largest developer & engineering conference & expo with 8,000+ engineers, software architects, developers, IT leaders, technical professionals & executives from 115+ countries – for learning, skills, best practices & networking.

    The 11th annual DeveloperWeek 2023 will be LIVE in-person Feb 15-17, 2023, and VIRTUAL globally online, Feb 21 -23, 2023.

    With a fully immersive virtual experience, we'll be bringing you a DeveloperWeek 2023 with: 15+ conferences & tracks, 250+ speakers, 300+ hours of content, 20+ technical Keynotes, a live 2-day Virtual Expo with 60+ technologies & tools, product demos, and 1:1 topic-focused networking.